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Welcome Back to Camp!

We couldn't be more excited to welcome Girl Scouts back to summer camp! Whether she camps with her troop or by herself, girls gain valuable experience at camp that helps her courage bloom and her confidence soar. 

To register for a specific camp session, visit our Activities page and use the keyword search to find the camp session that interests you. Use the individual camp links at the top of the page to search for sessions planned at each of our GSWPA camps.

Camp S'more magazine
The 2021 edition of  Camp S'more offers an easy way to check out all of the great programs at our GSWPA camps. 

As with every summer session, our camp directors and other staff are trained and prepared to implement all guidelines and procedures that keep camp a safe and fun experience for every camper. 

Camp Registration

View our digital Camp S’more magazine to see all of our 2021 camp offerings! While flipping throught the magazine, click on a session title to visit the registration page for each individual session. 

Step-by-step camp registration instructions

  1. Visit our Activities page.
  2. Use the keyword search to find the camp session that interests you.
  3. Click the Register Now button and sign in to your Member Account. 
  4. Select the number of girls in your household or troop you want to register and click on Add Details.
    When registering for camp, if your camper would like to be placed with a buddy, please list the buddy’s name in the appropriate field. Buddies must register for the same camp session. 
  5. Add member details. 
  6. Enter payment information and confirm your registration. 
  7. Save or print your receipt from the Confirmation page. You can also click on My Events in the left menu of your account to view activities with completed registration and view additional details.

Double your Girl Scout Bucks for camp! Girls receive double the value of Girl Scout Bucks toward any GSWPA resident camp! To pay for all or part of camp using Girl Scout Bucks or Program Reward Credits, you'll need to register for camp using this Summer Camp Registration Form.

Questions or concerns? Our Customer Care team is happy to assist you! Reach them at 800-248-3355 or customercare@gswpa.org

 

COVID-19 Plans & Procedures

Though our newest health-related plans and procedures listed here are in response to COVID-19, GSWPA is just as committed as we've always been to providing a memorable summer experience for every Girl Scout. 

View our COVID-19 Precautions Flyer.
View our full 2021 Summer Camp COVID-19 Mitigation & Operations Plan.

Summer 2021 COVID-19 Plans

  • Camp capacity reduced to 50% 
  • Unit Structure (Pods)
    • All camp sessions will be organized in pods. Girls and staff in each camp session will be part of one pod. Other sessions at camp that week will be in separate pods.
    • The campers will be in their pods for the entirety of the week and will complete all camp programs and meals together as a unit—no interaction with other pods.
    • Each pod will have a designated space for indoor activities.
  • Mask requirements for campers and staff, regardless of vaccination status (updated July 28, 2021)
    • Wear face coverings that cover the mouth and nose at all times, except during these resident camp activities: boating, water fun, riding horses, climbing, eating, and sleeping.
    • Masks will be worn during group games, low ropes activities, flag ceremonies, when social distancing cannot be maintained, and when more than one pod is coming together.
    • There will be mask breaks throughout the day. 
    • We suggest campers bring at least one mask per day, and bags to store used and clean masks.
  • Additional hand-washing stations throughout camp 
  • Staggered check-in and check-out times 
  • Enhanced health screenings at check-in
  • Daily health checks for staff
  • All current CDC guidelines, as well as state and local guidelines, will be followed*

*The most strict county COVID-19 guidelines within our western Pennsylvania service area will be adhered to at all GSWPA camps, regardless of which county the camp resides.

All Girl Scouts registered for overnight or day camp in 2021 will receive more detailed information regarding check-in, living arrangements, etc. prior to their camp session.

Communication to caregivers related to COVID-19 at camp

If there is a suspected case of COVID-19 at camp, multiple suspected cases, or a positive case, the following message will be sent to caregivers of girls attending camp.

Caregivers will be notified by telephone individually if their camper is a close contact of a positive case. 

Read all our council COVID-19 updates here.  

General Camp Procedures

Check-In and Check-Out 

  • Check-in and check-out has a new look this year including enhanced health screenings upon arrival at camp. 

  • In order to properly follow CDC guidelines, check-in on Sunday and check-out on Friday (these days differ for Mini Camp) will operate on a staggered start time based on your Girl Scout’s grade level and session they are registered for. Your exact times will be listed in your Camp Confirmation Packet you receive upon registration. 

  • For Family Camp, Me and My Girl Scout Weekend, and Troop Camp: check-in is Friday at 6 p.m. and check-out is Sunday at 10 a.m.

  • If an early/late arrival or pick-up is necessary, please contact the camp director for the camp your Girl Scout is attending. Any early arrivals that are not pre-approved will be queued until their designated check-in/check-out time. 

  • Day camp will have a different check-in process. Information will be available in the spring. 
     

Required Forms and Paperwork  

The required forms and paperwork should be completed and submitted prior to your Girl Scout's (or Family/Troop's) arrival at camp. A form must be submitted for each participant. You may also bring these forms to check-in. In the event you forget a form, there will be copies available to complete at check-in. These forms include: 

Financial Assistance for Camp

GSWPA provides financial assistance to girls for membership and for one council-sponsored program and one council-sponsored camp session per membership year. To request financial assistance for camp, please complete the Financial Assistance Application. If you have not completed your girl membership registration for this membership year, you must do so first by completing the Girl Membership Registration.

Meet our Camp Staff

Our camp staff is always hard at work creating a summer full of adventure and memories! Meet our camp directors and discover their favorite place at camp and learn about the friendly seasonal staff who make it all happen:

  • April “Rosie” Eyler – Camp Conshatawba: Rosie has a combined five years of professional experience teaching and in the camping industry. She prefers her marshmallow golden and extra gooey and her favorite place at Camp Conshatawba is the Climbing Tower! Learn more about Camp Conshatawba.  

  • Stephanie “Capi” Capilongo – Camp Hawthorne Ridge: Capi has five years of outdoor recreation experience and she now refers to the outdoors as a reliable old pal. Capi prefers roasted vegetables over the fire to a marshmallow. You can find Capi running backcountry trails and training for her next trail race. Learn more about Camp Hawthorne Ridge.  

  • Christine “Summer” Swain – Camp Redwing: Summer has had a passion for the outdoors for as long as she can remember and has been teaching outdoor recreation since 2016. She prefers her marshmallow barely cooked and just enough to squish when you put it on the graham cracker. You can find her on a SUP board on the water and anywhere warm soaking up the sun. Learn more about Camp Redwing.  

  • Kayla “Cakes” Cook – Camp Skymeadow: Cakes has been in the camp industry for 5 years and has her marshmallow roasting down to a science–one side a little extra crispy and the other golden brown, the best of both worlds! You can find Cakes “horse-ing” around at the barn or perfecting her aim at the archery range. Learn more about Camp Skymeadow.  
  • Summer camp seasonal staff are enthusiastic, talented, and caring individuals who have been carefully selected based on their maturity, program skills, experience, and their ability to serve as role models.  They receive intensive pre-camp training each year to ensure a top-notch camp experience for all Girl Scouts. Learn more about our camp staff on our Parent Central/FAQs page.

Interested in working at summer camp? Visit our employment page.

A Day at Girl Scout Camp

Our camp sessions are overflowing with ways to make friends and memories and every day is full of fun and adventure! Here's a peek at what a typical day at camp looks like:

  • Girl Scouts will participate in four programs per day (dependent on weather and/or health and safety precautions) ranging from swimming to hiking to taking on the challenge course to horseback riding. In between all of the fun, camp traditions like campfires, evening activities, cookouts, and s’more making take place. 

  • Three well-balanced meals and one afternoon snack are served daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free options are available). 

  • Campers participate in kapers (camp chores) like setting up for meals, leading songs after meals, cleaning up their cabin, and other daily tasks together as a unit to enhance the camp community. 

  • At camp, we believe that girl-led programs are vital to the Girl Scout movement. Campers will have the opportunity to make important decisions in their unit like their cookout meal, choice activities, campfire songs, and lead their very own Scout’s Own ceremony on Friday!

Do I Have to be a Girl Scout to go to Camp?

Not a Girl Scout? No problem! Girl Scouts is for every girl—and you don’t need to join a troop. Simply become an Individually Registered Girl Scout and you can enjoy all of the activities and programs that make Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania so much fun—including camp!

Warning. This is not your everyday summer experience. Come ready to make new friends, play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be one unforgettable summer.

Parent Central/FAQs

From sleeping arrangements and meals to safety and staying in contact with your girl, we cover the most popular questions we receive from parents and caregivers in our Parent Central/FAQs

Camp Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made prior to May 15, 2021 (midnight EST) will be fully refunded, including deposit.
  • Cancellations made up to 2 weeks before your camp session will be refunded, minus $100 deposit
  • Cancellations within 2 weeks of your camp session will not be refunded.

Interested in reserving a camp for day or overnight use? Learn how >

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Make camp possible. Thanks to generous donations, we can provide financial assistance to girls in need, subsidize camp fees for all girls, provide high-quality programs at top-notch facilities, and keep our camps maintained and ready for fun. When you make a gift to Girl Scouts, you help us keep camp running!